Can You Really Care Your Way To A Long Car Life-Span?


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Getting a new car is often one of the most exciting experiences you can have. When you’ve saved up to buy the car of your dreams, worked hard to earn extra cash to pay for a lease, or have even got a bargain on your first ever car, you feel blessed. When you first start driving it, you definitely put a lot of time, care and attention into how you drive, as well as how you care for the care too. But it all soon stops, even though it shouldn’t. If you want to be able to prolong your car’s life, keep it in good condition, and keep a lot of money in it, these tips should help.

Drive Sensibly

It might sound obvious, and of course, you want to drive carefully for safety reasons, but you might also want to do it for efficiency reasons too. When you drive sensibly, you’re prolonging your car’s health. Not speeding, braking harshly, or accelerating too quickly will keep your car happy. But if you do those things, you may find that your car gets worn out a lot quicker, so it’s in your own interest to go carefully.

Check Your Tires

This point is also linked to driving sensibly, but checking your tires is also a great way to prolong your car’s health. Driving recklessly can often wear your tires down too much. When they get completely worn, they can cause problems for your wheels or even make you crash. So, to keep your car in good shape, be sure to check your tyre pressure and tread on a regular basis. Then, make sure to change them when they get too low.

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Stay On Top Of Your Services

Although there are a lot of things that you can do for your car to make sure that you’re taking care of it, there are some things that the professionals need to do. Whether you get log book servicing or check-ups as a part of your warranty, making sure that you book your car in for an annual service is an excellent way to preserve its condition. The auto shop can also let you know if you need any work doing to keep your car in shape.

Keep It Clean

You might think that this is more of a vanity thing than a health thing, but you’d be mistaken. Keeping your car clean is important for its condition, as well as your image. And that means on the inside as well as out. When you let your car get dirty on the outside, your can rot the paintwork. And a dirty interior can often stain, smell bad, and be unrepairable. So, be sure to stay on top of your cleaning and valeting routine!

Check Your Engine Regularly

And finally, be sure to check your engine regularly. There are lots of different fluid checks that you’re going to want to do on a regular basis, and they’re not just your oil and water. If you want to make sure that your engine stays in shape, make sure that you’re checking under the hood periodically, especially before long journeys.


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About Sean Mackay

Sean writes about cars, golf and events going on in British Columbia, Canada. He is also the editor for The Automotive Review - an automotive publication bringing a West Coast flavour to its editorials.
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